Sharing a June 8 birthday with Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff never strayed far from the American Midwest. His architecture, however, moved well beyond convention. Born in 1904, 37 years after Wright, Goff took Wright’s influential organic designs to new levels of modernity.
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Although born on June 7, 1868, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh may have influenced the style of your own home. He’s even been called “the European counterpart of Frank Lloyd Wright.”
Like Wright, Mackintosh designed more than houses. He’s especially known for his furniture.
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Some people say the rooms are cramped and the built-in furnishings as hard as the stone walls. And doesn’t the sound of all that water make you wanna peeeee? But Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t thinking of comfort when he designed the famous Fallingwater house in Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
Walking through Fallingwater is like climbing a narrow mountain trail with waterfalls loudly cascading all around. Awe and reverence mingle with the uneasy sense that life is precarious. And, indeed, the masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright hovers on uncertain ground. Shoring up the support beams and preserving the house has been a multi-million dollar project.
If you go, be sure to reserve your tickets weeks in advance. Wear sturdy shoes and plan on spending a couple hours exploring the grounds. You can take photos of the exterior for your personal use, but you’ll be asked to put the cameras away when you go inside the house.
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